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Insulin Resistance clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 0 open to new patients

  • Effect of Blueberry Consumption on Metabolic Syndrome & DNA Damage

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Obesity usually brings with it disturbances in the body that increase the chances of developing serious diseases like diabetes and cancer. These disturbances include one or more symptoms of a condition called "metabolic syndrome" that often leads to diabetes. High levels of damage to the DNA that makes up our chromosomes have also been observed in obese people. It is possible that these two disturbances are connected. The goal of this project is to test this whether consumption of blueberries will improve these abnormalities.

    Oakland, California

  • Insulin Resistance in HCV Infection

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The study hypothesis is that the means by which HCV induces glucose intolerance is through impairment of B-cell function and compensatory hyperinsulinemia in predisposed Latinos with insulin resistance and that HCV eradication improves these abnormalities. It is also hypothesized that moderate alcohol consumption impact insulin sensitivity and secretion with Latinos with or without HCV infection.

    San Francisco, California and other locations